Based on the New York Times Bestseller Book by Immaculée Ilibagiza & Steve Erwin. Screenplay by Ricardo Del Rio
91 Nights takes audiences through one of the most extraordinary chapters in Immaculée Ilibagiza’s poignant story of faith, love, resilience and forgiveness LEFT TO TELL. This 90 minute proof of concept shot on location in Rwanda with 100% Rwandan talent and told in Kinyarwanda with English Subtitles, was shot on 3 days and 1 night under 100k USD, an achievement only possible because of the personal commitment of our team inspired by the most poignant tell of the power of faith, love, resilience and forgiveness.
“…Love is all I’ve got left.”
Immaculée Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide.
Immaculée’s family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Incredibly, Immaculée survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them.
It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Immaculée faced her fear of death and forged a profound faith. She emerged from her bathroom hideout having discovered the meaning of truly unconditional love—a love so strong she was able seek out and forgive her family’s killers.
The triumphant story of this remarkable young woman’s journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire us all, in particular anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss.